ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES FOR GROWERS PRODUCING "SUPERIOR TASTE QUALITY" PEACHES
A survey was carried out on 20 French fruit growers involved in the production of superior taste quality peaches. Factors contributing to superior taste quality are determined and three kinds of producer strategy are identified. Additional costs for superior taste quality peaches are evaluated according to the producer's strategy. When producer has a 'technical strategy', they are highest. Summer pruning, harvesting and packing are the greatest labour time consuming. The operation is profitable when the producer is independant because of the higher sale price of the taste quality labelled production. This is not the case when the producer is in a cooperative system.
AULAGNIER, M. (1995). ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES FOR GROWERS PRODUCING "SUPERIOR TASTE QUALITY" PEACHES. Acta Hortic. 340, 83-86